Political Church

Political Church : The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule

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The church is political. Theologians have been debating this claim for years. Liberationists, Anabaptists, Augustinians, neo-Calvinists, Radical Orthodox and others continue to discuss the matter. What do we mean by politics and the political? What are the limits of the church's political reach? What is the nature of the church as an institution? How do we establish these claims theologically? Jonathan Leeman sets out to address these questions in this significant work. Drawing on covenant theology and the "new institutionalism" in political science, Leeman critiques political liberalism and explores how the biblical canon informs an account of the local church as an embassy of Christ's kingdom.Political Church heralds a new era in political theology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 403 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 25mm | 544g
  • IVP Academic
  • English
  • 0830848800
  • 9780830848805
  • 424,318

Review quote

"Leeman's well-argued book is a welcome reminder that the full reality of the church is to be found in the local congregation. I cannot imagine that his book will not become a standard work in this area of theological inquiry."--Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke Universityshow more

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